Sermons from April 2024

Sermons from April 2024

The Importance of The Family (46 min)

Dr. Sandy Higgins delivers the opening message in a series on “Marriage and the Family”. His introduction focusses on the importance of family to society, its influence on the local assembly, its implication for children, its insights for believers, and its invasion by Satan. Dr. Higgins is a retired physician who practised for over 40 years in family medicine in New Jersey, USA. Readings: 2 Tim 1:5, 16, 1 Tim 2:9-10, 15, 3:4-5, 12-13. (Recorded in Malden Road Gospel Hall,…

I Don’t Like Your Rules Dad. See You Later. (20 min)

Jim McCandless relates the story of the grace of God in his life after he rebelled against his Christian upbringing and headed off on his motorbike to experience what the world had to offer. But God always goes after prodigals. 2,000 miles away in Mexico, the gospel crossed Jim’s path. Then his girlfriend got saved. Watch to find out the rest of the story. (Recorded in Jackson, MI, USA, 7th April 2024)

God’s Great Salvation (33 min)

John Fleck preaches on God’s great salvation. Why do I need salvation? Why can I have salvation? How can I receive salvation? Can I really know I have salvation? When can I have salvation? Readings: Rom 4:24-25, 5:1, 6-9. (Recorded at the Belfast Easter Conference, 3rd April 2013)

A Devotional Meditation on Isaiah 53 (48 min)

Richard Collings preaches on Christ in Isaiah 53 where the Holy Spirit through the prophet Isaiah highlights the supremacy, sorrows, sufferings, sacrifice and satisfaction of Christ. (Recorded in Helions Bumpstead Gospel Hall, Essex, UK)

The Entrance Hallway to the Gospel of John (25 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the first 18 verses of John Chapter 1, which he calls the “entrance hallway” to the 21 rooms of the Gospel of John. He outlines the designations, the divisions, the diction, the distinctions, the doctrine and the denials of this pivotal section of Holy Scripture. (Recorded at the Belfast Christmas Conference)

3 Great Reasons To Rejoice (10 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on three reasons every Christian can rejoice: your name is in heaven, your reward is in heaven, and your Saviour is in heaven. Readings: Luke 10:17-20, John 14:25-26, Matt 5:11-12. (Recorded in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 14th Apr 2024)

Lessons from Bible Axes (18 min)

David Kane (1922-2015) preaches on three axes in the Bible: the boasting axe (Isa 10:12-15), the borrowed axe (2 Kings 6:5-7) and the blunt axe (Ecc 10:10) and draws out lessons in Christian service. (Recorded at the Belfast Easter Conference)

Have You Ever Questioned God? (48 min)

Frank Sona preaches on the almost unbelievable trials of Job, recorded in the book that carries his name. Job never knew of the reason for his trial, but in the midst of total darkness and despair – with fear and questioning thrown in – He clung on to God and left an example for our comfort and instruction. (Recorded at Stout Gospel Hall Conference, April 2023)

Your Three Enemies (44 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on the Christian’s three enemies – the world, the flesh and the Devil. Deliverance from these three enemies is outlined in Paul’s epistles to the Galatians: from the Devil in Ch. 2, from the flesh in Ch. 5 and from the world in Ch. 6. Readings: Gal 2:20, 5:24, 6:14. (Recorded in Northampton, 23rd Oct 1999)

Are Believers Priests Only in the Local Assembly? (28 min)

Robert Surgenor preaches on the nature of the priesthood of believers in the present church dispensation. What exactly does it mean to be a priest today? What are the functions of a priest? Are believers priests only when they meet together in the local church? Readings: Exod 19:6, 1 Chron 23:13, Rev 1:4-6. (Recorded in North America, 3rd Dec 1995)

Why I Believe Babylon Will Be Rebuilt (37 min)

David West preaches on Babylon, the “lady of the kingdoms”. He outlines Babylon’s origin, its history, it prophetic significance and its destruction. In the course of his remarks, he makes a biblical case for the rebuilding of the literal city of Babylon, a city which will ultimately be destroyed by the Lord. Readings: Gen 10:6-10, 11:1-9, Isa 13:1, 6, 19, 14:3-4, 47:5, Dan 1:1-2, Zech 5:5-11, Rev 17:1-5, 15-18, 18:1-2, 15-19. (Recorded in Northampton, 29th Sept 2020)

Hymns of Praise from Helions (40 min)

A rousing selection of hymns from the Helions Bumpstead (Essex, UK) Easter conference hymn sings (2016-2023). Hymns included: O what a wonderful wonderful day Because He lives He lives He lives God is still on the throne When peace like a river In God’s green pastures feeding The old rugged cross No one ever cared for me like Jesus I stand amazed in the presence The Bible stands I cannot tell why He whom angels worship Great is Thy faithfulness…

The Cross of Christ (58 min)

David Vallance preaches on the cross of Christ in the epistle of Paul to the Galatians. The cross of Christ saves me from sin, secures me for heaven, and separates me from the world. (Recorded at Helions Gospel Hall Easter conference, 30th Mar 2018)

Am I in the Place of God? (47 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the contrasting lives of Jacob and Joseph. Jacob constantly tried to manipulate his life’s circumstances and was always scrambling for control, whereas Joseph left everything in the hands of the Lord. In Joseph’s own words, “Am I in the place of God?” Readings: Gen 32:22-23, 50:15-21. (Recorded at Welcome Gospel Hall, Winchester, 1st April 2024)

Guidance on Taking Public Part in Meetings (55 min)

John Fleck preaches on the topic of taking public part in assembly gatherings. The problems of taking part, the principles of taking part, and pointers in relation to taking part. Readings: Rom 12:3-6, 1 Thess 5:16-21, 1 Pet 4:10-11, 1 Cor 14:1, 3-4, 7-9, 14, 16-20, 23-27, 33-34, 39-40. (Recorded in Ballymena on 3rd Feb 2024)

Our Generation Has a Unique Opportunity (24 min)

Our present era of mass migration provides an opportunity like never before to fulfil the Lord’s command to take the gospel to every nation. We just need to open our eyes and our hearts. People you could previously never have dreamt of reaching with the gospel have now come to you! Readings: Matt 28.18-20, Mark 16.15-16, 20, Luke 4.46-48. (Recorded in Jackson, MI, USA, 17th Feb 2024)

Hindrances to Spiritual Growth (34 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on 4 men who were growing spiritually but were hindered in their progress and wasted their potential. Reuben, hindered by defilement; Saul, by disobedience; the “man of God” by deceit; and Demas by desertion. Readings: Gen 49.1-4, 1 Sam 15:1-9, 1 Kings 13:1-2, 7-24, 2 Tim 4:9-11. (Recorded in Northampton, 26th Aug 2007) Complete series: He shall grow up before Him The concept of spiritual growth Spiritual development Hindrances to spiritual growth  

Spiritual Development (36 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on Paul’s words to Timothy in his second epistle and develops the theme of how to develop spiritually. Readings: 2 Tim 1:1-13, 2:1-15. (Recorded in Northampton, 25th Aug 2007) Complete series: He shall grow up before Him The concept of spiritual growth Spiritual development Hindrances to spiritual growth

The Concept of Spiritual Growth (47 min)

Colin Hutchison takes up a number of plants in the Bible to illustrate the concept of spiritual growth. Joseph the fruitful bough, the cut down tree in Job 14, the plant of Psalm 92, the noble vine in Jeremiah 2, and the grapes in the wilderness in Hosea 9. Readings: Gen 49:22, Job 14:7, Psa 92:12-15, Jer 2:21, Hos 9:10. (Recorded in Northampton, 25th Aug 2007) Complete series: He shall grow up before Him The concept of spiritual growth Spiritual…

He Shall Grow Up Before Him (20 min)

Colin Hutchison opens up a series of messages on the subject of spiritual growth by looking at Christ in Isaiah 53, the One who “grew up before Him, as a tender plant”. (Recorded in Northampton, 24th Aug 2007) Complete series: He shall grow up before Him The concept of spiritual growth Spiritual development Hindrances to spiritual growth

Hymns of Worship from the Believer’s Hymn Book (18 min)

Young people, attending the Gospel Hall Toronto Bible conference in 2024, get together to sing hymns from the Believer’s Hymn Book. Hymn list: To Calvary Lord in Spirit Now (Edward Denny) Saviour We Remember Thee (S. Trevor Francis) Behold a Spotless Victim Dies (Anonymous) Gazing on Thee Lord in Glory (Miss Centra Thompson) O Blessed Lord What Hast Thou Done (Mary Bowly Peters) O Wondrous Hour When Jesus Thou (Edward Denny) Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow (Thomas Ken)…

Typology Is Good: Allegorisation Is Not (17 min)

David Vallance explains the biblical concept of typology and the interpretive principles that govern it. He then contrasts typology with the altogether different and erroneous idea of Scripture allegorisation. (Recorded at Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, 13th July 2023)

You’re Only A Christian Because Your Family is Christian (30 min)

Dan Shutt relates the story of his father and mother’s conversion to Christ, which happened just before he was born. The gospel transformed the Shutt home. Listen to hear how Dan, one of 9 children, also came to trust in Christ for salvation. Reading: Eph 2:8-9. (Recorded in Sarnia Gospel Hall, Canada, on 9th Feb 2024)

Away, Apart and Alone (43 min)

David Gilliland preaches on “away”, “apart” and “alone” from Matthew 14:23 as a pattern set by Christ for believers to find a deeper spiritual life in Him. Readings: Matt 14:1, 10-14, 19-20, 22-24. (Recorded in Midland Park Gospel Hall, NJ, USA, 17th Sept 2023)

An Overview of the 7 Feasts of Jehovah (59 min)

John Riddle gives an overview of the 7 feasts of Jehovah – the Passover, Unleavened Bread, First-fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles. Their title, number, description, purpose, structure and meaning. Reading: Leviticus 23, Col 2:16. (Recorded in Helions Gospel Hall, 24th Sept 2016)

The Coming 1,000 Year Kingdom of Christ (50 min)

Eric Parmenter preaches on the coming millennial reign of the Lord Jesus Christ under three headings (A.B.C.) – The Advent of the King, the Basis of His rule, and the Character of HIs kingdom. (Recorded in Helions Gospel Hall, 28th May 2016)

Living for God Now (42 min)

Tom Armstrong preaches on living for God “now”. Looking back, and looking forward, helps us to live for God in the present moment. Readings; Eph 2:1-8, 11-13a, Isa 42:23, 2 Cor 5:-14-16, Gal 2:19-21, 1 Tim 4:7-8. (Recorded in Ballymena, 2nd Mar 2024)

The Finish of a Faithful Man (31 min)

Dan Shutt preaches on the last day of the life of Moses and challenges his audience to finish their Christian journey well. Readings: Deut 31:1-2, 14, 32:48-50, 33:1, 26-29a, 34:1-10. (Recorded at Jackson Conference, Michigan, USA, 3rd Mar 2024)